Mark Twain National Forest
A body found in Missouri is believed to be a missing Michigan man, who was last seen in February.
Missouri Highway Patrol identifies victim as three-year-old Aiden Whitehead of Granite City.
“As you move to the fall, the chance of fire’s going to increase,” Nixon told reporters this morning. “When the leaves turn brown, they’re easier to burn.”
Crews fought the fire for more than a week before declaring it contained Monday at slightly more than 1,100 acres.
Two fires nearly contained on federal land in Mo.
Officials say southern Mo. blaze is partially contained.
The big cat was turned over to conservation agents, who weighed, measured, tapped it for DNA.
The timing and proximity of the fires is suspicious, leading investigators to believe an arsonist started them.